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Article The Nerdiest Jack-o'-Lanterns On the Internet

By Chloe Cole / October 31, 2013

 

 

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Filed Under   pumpkins   jack-o-lantern

Article Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation V Pokemon

By Andrew Bridgman / November 27, 2013

Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation V Pokemon

After 1.7 million votes, the results are in for the best Pokemon from Black & White. And the top 15 from Generation 5 may surprise you - not all the starters made it, not al the Legendaries made it, and having blades on your face proved to be very popular across the board. To help illustrate why each of the Pokemon that made the cut were so popular, we've included a comment from the voting or an email we received. 

So here are the (reminder: according to voters, not ME) greatest 15 Pokemon from Generation 5.

 

15. Krookodile

  Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation V Pokemon

Krookodile or one of its evolutionary relatives better stay in thetop 15. The awesomeness of that pokemon kept my faith in Gamefreaks designers especially after seeing some of the most retarded looking pokemon like scafty and its evolution line (Daniel Letourneau)

Krookodile has it all - a badass name that shows it lives on the wrong side of the law (Pokelaw?), a type combo that leaves it totally immune to both Electric and Psychic-type attacks, and an intimidating appearance. It's kinda surprising it turns out so evil-looking, given it starts out as the adorable Sandile. Perhaps it represents the innocence America lost as a country in the Watergate scandal. As Richard Nixon said, "I am not a Krook[odile]."

Filed Under   pokemon   results

Article The Best Ghostbusters Mashups On the Internet

By Chloe Cole / February 24, 2014

Harold Ramis, one of the greatest comedic minds of a generationjust passed away at age 69. He brought Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day and more into the world, so we are forever indebted to him. To honor his memory, enjoy this collection of Ghostbusters mashups.

 

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Harold Ramis - because of you, we know to never cross the streams. Rest in peace.

Filed Under   ghostbusters   mashups   fanart   harold ramis

Article HEY! BEHIND YOU!

By Andrew Bridgman / March 25, 2014

 We already see, Kharjo. We already see.

LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU

via AlexFiasco

 

The beginning of the Capital Wasteland's hottest meme, Bad Luck Gob

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via MrJackoLantin

Filed Under   fallout   pokemon   steam   skyrim   internerd

Article Pwn Up: When You Wish Upon a Card

By Jake Young / December 9, 2013

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail.

 

 

Pwn Up: When You Wish Upon a Card

 

In 9th grade I attended a Christian school and my friends and I were really into playing with Yu-gi-oh! cards as a retro throwback. We'd bust out our old decks at school and play whenever we could. This lasted until the principle decided that Yu-gi-oh! wasn't appropriate for a Christian school and so he banned it. During our senior year, in one last act of "rebellion" we decided to bring the Yu-gi-oh! cards with us to our senior trip to Disney World. Turns out it was a great way to pass the time in the hotel. Soon, more and more of our classmates began dueling with us during the mornings, while the girls kept complaining we made them late to Disney. One of the mornings we had such intense duels that it caused us to leave WAY later than we should have. We were about to leave when all of a sudden a giant thunderstorm just lets loose above our heads. If we had left when we were supposed to, we would have been caught in the storm at Disney World. All of the guys celebrated the fact that us playing Yu-gi-oh! saved the day, and we spent the whole day reminding the girls that you should ALWAYS believe in the heart of the cards.

 

-Frank

Filed Under   pwn my life   tekken   yugioh   pwn up   disney world

Article 4 Reasons It Sucks To Be An Ewok

By Andrew Bridgman and Jake Young / March 27, 2014

4 Reasons It Sucks To Be An Ewok

 

1. Your God Abandoned You

  4 Reasons It Sucks To Be An Ewok

Wow, that must have been pretty incredible to MEET a god - well, C3PO isn't an actual god (more of an effeminate robot butler), but the Ewoks THOUGHT he was a god. Some kind of benevolent savior that had been delivered to them for reasons unknown. However, after Return of the Jedi, odds are C3PO went with his buddies and left Endor - and the Ewoks.

That's right - their god abandoned them, never to return. That has to sting - the ultimate rejection - a being that you pray to and honor as the highest of being, just picking up and leaving when you need Him the most. After all, C3PO just convinced them to join the Rebel cause and battle the Empire, which led to countless Ewok deaths.

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Filed Under   Sad   star wars   ewok   ewoks

Article 8 Things You Didn't Know About Stan Lee

By Staff / March 30, 2014

1. He Is the Single Highest-Grossing Filmmaker In History

  12 Things You Didnt Know About Stan Lee

Since Stan Lee gets an Executive Producer credit on pretty much every Marvel film ever (including ones for characters he didn't create, like Captain America) and Marvel films have made A LOT of money (The Avengers alone is the 3rd highest grossing film ever), Stan Lee movies have made over 11 billion dollars. Take THAT, James Cameron.

 

2. He Made His Comic Book Debut As a Text Filler

  12 Things You Didnt Know About Stan Lee

The comic was 'Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge' in Captain America Comics #3 (May 1941). On top of it being Stan's debut, it was ALSO the debut of Cap's signature move - throwing his shield like a frisbee that would bounce back. This was the first time he used the name Stan Lee (his birth name was Stan Lieber).

Filed Under   stan lee   fan art expo   c2e2   c2e2 weekends

Article 5 Superhero Games That Took Away the Superpowers

By Miklós Takács / March 7, 2014

  5 Superhero Games That Took Away the Superpowers

It makes sense for developers to be drawn to making superhero games - there's a built in audience, the entire world and scenario is set up for you already, and there's a bunch of cool powers to play around with...which, actually, is also the problem. With so many superheroes being given powers of invincibility and impossibly crazy super strength, it makes designing a challenging game pretty, uh, challengingThe right way to do things would be to not betray the character and find a way to create an interesting game with their powers in tact. Or you could always take the easy way and just remove whatever inconvenient abilities are getting in your way.

Which is, naturally, the way most developers went for. These are 5 superhero games that did away with some pretty important superpowers.

 

1. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas - The Z-Fighters Can't Fly

5 Games That Used Popular Heroes In Incredibly Uncharacteristic Ways

The Source Material: The Z-Fighters are exceptional martial artists, and among the most powerful beings in the universe. They can use their energy - their ki - to shield their bodies from attacks, shoot energy projectiles, move so fast it looks like they teleport (except for Goku, who can actually teleport) and fly around with incredible speed.

The Game: Powerful warriors? Check. Energy beams and Kamehameha? Check. Super Saiyan? Check. So what's wrong? The Z-Fighters simply can't fly during actual gameplay. They are shown flying during cutscenes, and the levels start with the heroes landing at the beginning of the stage from the air, but the most you can hope for while in control is jumping and hovering around in the air, but only as high as your character can jump. I know what you're thinking. No problem, right? Z-Fighters have legs as powerful as nukes, they can jump pretty high. Not in this game, unfortunately. Their jumps are so pathetic Chunky Kong from Donkey Kong 64 would be embarrassed by them.

But it's no problem as long as the gameplay doesn't demand it, right? Well, there are coins in the game you can pick up on the stages that you can spend on making your ultimate warrior (not to be confused with The Ultimate Warrior) even more powerful. But some of them are placed so high that you simply can't jump up that far from the ground. You have to find platforms like hills to jump from, hover to the coin and pick them up. That's right. Height is a problem in a game based on Dragon Ball Z. The true challenge should be triumphing over foes like Frieza and Cell, not picking up collectibles out of your reach.

Filed Under   hulk   dragonball z   superheroes   the flash   powers

Article 10 of the Most Delicious-Looking Meals Tweeted By Hideo Kojima

By Andrew Bridgman / March 10, 2014

Hideo Kojima, the mysterious creator of the Metal Gear series, loves a few things: long, extended cutscenes, toying with gamer expectations, and tweeting out pictures of amazing looking food. Since we've gotten plenty of the first two, let's take a look at the food stuff:

 

  The Most DeliciousLooking Food Tweeted By Hideo Kojima

This is what Hideo Kojima has for dinner when he's running late. My microwaved, still half-frozen Bagel Bites look just as good though.

Article The Year of Benedict Cumberbatch: A Quiz

By Andrew Bridgman / January 16, 2014

 The past year has been a busy one for Benedict Cumberbatch - he's had a huge number of movie and TV roles, to the point where it feels as though this past year was nothing but Cumberbatch. But do you remember all of his memorable roles? Take the quiz below to test your Cumber-Knowledge!

Rollover for answers!

 

The Year of Benedict Cumberbatch: A Quiz

 

 

The Year of Benedict Cumberbatch: A Quiz

 

Filed Under   rollover   benedict cumberbatch